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tv 11. there is no chance he will overshadow michelle obama, one of the keynote speakers tonight. >> first democrats are taking care of business, including adopting the parti's platform. platform. >> a lot of excitement as delegates get down to business. they have a full evening, capping off with the speech from the first lady. delegates for the democratic convention are making history, adopting the first platform to include same-sex marriage. a move cheered by members of the lgbt caucus. >> folks like you are not going to stand for any less. >> it also takes on the opposition mentioning mitt romney dozens of times by name. but the highlight is the prime time speech by first lady michelle obama. >> you will have a personal perspective on the president, his determination during a challenging time. >> observers say her job is to serve as a character witness to humanize her husband and to explain what he has done in a non-partisan way. >> the things she has going for her is that when she says something, it is not seen as political. >> the president will be watching with his daughter
america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. >> live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news tonight at 11:00 p.m. >> opening night at the democratic national convention. >> fi
. >> tonight's big story, first lady michelle obama is in the state tonight. >> mrs. obama is certainly proving she is one of the most effective campaigners the president has. we're live in morgan state were the first lady is scheduled to speak in just a few minutes. >> the first lady has a packed schedule here in maryland tonight. she arrived here at morgan state university about 30 minutes ago. her fund-raising supporters have been gathering on campus for the past four hours. those supporters have their choice of tickets with prices ranging from $100 to $5,000 to 10 belsen dollars. this visit was announced at -- $10,000. this visit was announced at the end of last month. it is at the murphy fine arts center on campus. it is sold out. mayor stephanie rawlings blake and governor o'malley will be in attendance as well as a lot of everyday marylanders who could not pass up the chance to see the first ladies begin person. >> it is huge. it is huge. they are feeling the love on behalf of all of the hard work the president has done. >> what are you hoping to hear her talk about? >> education, health
several times as michelle obama wowed delegates. >> our team coverage begins with tracie potts. >> democrats bringing their heavyweight. former president bill clinton. the only person more popular michelle obama. she brought democrats to their feet last night with a speech about decisions based on family values. >> these issues are not political. they are personal. barack knows what it means when a family struggles. >> a message aimed at women. >> he believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and health care. he did not care whether it was the easy thing to do politically. he cared it was the right thing to do. >> not once did she mention mitt romney but plenty of others dead. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the rain gear and outsource the elvis -- he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> romney under attack as democrats prepared to nominate their president today. too much focus on social issues and not enough about the economy and the national debt. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> among the speakers last night
mitt romney. michelle obama day not mention mitt romney by name. she focused on her husband's story. take a listen. >> governor romney has undergone an extreme makeover. [laughter] and it ain't pretty. we are going to say no! >> we must work like never before and we must come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward. my husband, our president, barack obama. >> that was michelle obama wrapping up her speech. taking the stage and later tonight, elizabeth warren followed by president clinton. besides and dentists and showcasing a diversity in the party, there was a moment of a military veteran who talked about losing her legs fighting in iraq. we heard from some up and comers in the party. martin o'malley from maryland giving his speech in primetime. >> hallie jackson, thank you. we continue our team coverage with jennifer franciotti. how to the experts think the governor did? >> all indications are that he did better than in his 2004 speech. he walked out on stage to a cheering crowd. the governor spoke to the convention telling th
would do anything to see him. >> president obama arrived in the afternoon while michelle obama made the rounds. >> we are going to have to roll up our sleeves, get it done. 62 days is nothing. >> the official roll call takes place this evening followed by the nominating speech delivered by bill clinton. >> obama is going to get a good speech out of bill clinton. how hard is he going to hit for obama? the other question is, how hard will he hit mitt romney? other news come and organizers say the traditional balloon drop scheduled for after the speech tomorrow night will not be taking place because of this venue change. they are looking for another way to finish out the evening. >> that there is much more ahead on 11 news at 6:00. >> progress for the shooting victim. a conversation with his father. >> a few showers and thunderstorms on hd doppler. the insta-weather plus forecast is coming up next. 88 anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand perma
already filed lawsuits in other states. >> first lady michelle obama is in baltimore to nine speaking to a packed house at morgan state university. it turns out she is one of the president's most effective campaigners. we are there live with more. >> we just saw the first ladies motorcade's the past year about 45 minutes ago. we can only guess that things are well under way inside. supporters started lining up here on campus at 1:00 this afternoon. those supporters have their choice of tickets with prices ranging from $100-five belsen dollars-$10,000. this is a private reception fund-raiser. about 2000 people purchased tickets. that is all the fine arts center can hold. it is sold out. the money and the long lines were worth it to be able to see the first ladies begin person. >> i think it is an honor and privilege to be here. >> it is all about coming together. it is not about black, white, undereducated, educated. it is about unifying for one cause. vote. get out. make sure they continue their term. >> only print media is allowed inside so we cannot be sure exactly where they are on
. then the keynote from the san antonio mayor. then michelle obama will be delivering her address on primetime on nbc. >> thank you, hallie jackson. >> 75 degrees on tv hill. residents along the gulf coast cleanup from isaac. >> the number one best seller hits bookshelves this morning. >> this is 695 at wilkins avenue. things are moving smoothly. there is some rain in the anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in maryland. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> welcome back. 78 degrees downtown. it is a muggy start. most of the henry rain is gone. there are still some light sprinkles left behind -- most of the heavy rain is gone. you can see the heaviest rain near the top of the screen. a few sprinkles aro
this morning is first lady michelle obama's visit to baltimore. she spoke to a sold out crowd at a fund-raising event at morgan state university. tv cameras weren't allowed inside that venue but those who paid to get in said the first lady got a rock star reception. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> some of the 2,000 supporters who packed the murphy fine arts center describe a loud and long explosion of cheers as first lady michelle obama took the stage. >> it did really erupt. she hardly could get started talking and people just wouldn't even let her stop. >> only print journalists were allowed inside, no tv cameras allowed, but supporters shared some pictures as they explained the consistent themes of the first lady's speech. most say she focussed a lot of education and health care. >> talking about students receiving aid and grants. i'm a graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highl
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's hot. >> michelle obama joins forces with service members to help take care of their families after life on the battlefield. >> welcome back, everyone. first lady michelle obama says more than 100,000 veterans and spouses have been trained or hired through a white house initiative designed to help military families find work. mrs. obama announced that 2,000 companies around the country are ready to train or hire more veterans or spouses after they end military service. >> they are doubling down on their commitment to all of you and today they're pledging to hire and train another quarter of a million of our nation's heroes, 250,000, including at least 50,000 military spouses. >> we are joined now by attorney steve silverman with more on this. steve, thank you so much for coming in. >> good morning. >> what we are seeing is that members of the national guard and the reserve, they go off, serve their country, come back and the job that's supposed to be waiting for them isn't? >> the job is not waiting for them. most employers don't recognize their obligations under the law. maryland,
michelle obama was in baltimore today at morgan state university. >> tv cameras were not allowed inside but those who did pay to get in coldest the first lady got a rock star reception. we have the details. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i never heard anyone walk on stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> some of the 2000 supporters who packed the fine arts center describes a wild and long explosion of tears as the first lady took the stage. >> it did really erupts. she hardly could get by the talking. people would not even let her talk. >> print journalists were allowed inside. porter's shared some of their pictures with us as they explained the theme of the first lady's speech. most say she focused a lot on education and health care. >> she spoke about financed -- college students receiving financial care. i am graduating student. i go to school on federal aid. if it were not for the bills that president obama past, i would not be able to attend. >> prices ranged from $100 to $10,000. the $100 tickets were reserved for young professionals. those inside
cooler weather on the way. coming up. >> a big story is first lady michelle obama's visit to baltimore. >> tv cameras weren't allowed inside this venue. but those who paid to get in tell 11 news report thear the first lady got rock star reception. >> it was beyond anything i've ever heard. i never heard anyone walk on the stage and get such eruption of powerful love. >> some of the 2,000 supporters who packed the arts center described a loud and long explosion of cheers as first lady michelle obama took the stage. >> it did really erupt. she hardly could get started talking and people just wouldn't let her talk. >> only print journalists were allowed inside. no tv cameras allowed. but supporters shared some pictures as they explained the consistent themes. most say she focused a lot on education and health care. >> about college students and financial aid. i'm a student here graduating senior and i go to school on federal aid. and if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed i would be unable to attend. so that was the highlight. >> attendees had a choice of tickets with pri
impassioned plea. first lady michelle obama delivers a rousing speech at the democratic national convention. reaching out to women, she gets emotional as she talks about her family. >> my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> savannah has reaction live from charlotte. >>> scary moments. the newly elected premier of quebec rushed off stage as masked gunman opens fire at a victory rally. this morning at least one person dead, the shooter is under arrest and police are looking for a motive. >>> tennis, anyone? pippa middleton checks out the action at the u.s. open. a trip to new york city that has some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, some wondering if she has a new man in her life today, wednesday, september 5th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie at the democratic national convention in charlotte. matt, i was on this floor last night when michelle obama spoke. at times she was fiery.
. michelle obama will speak. there's a lot of anticipation from delegates to hear her tonight. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> the governor will speak before the democratic national convention. he had to clarify a comment of his that turned into a talking point. when asked if americans are better off today than when the president first in office, the governor flatly said and no. now he is explaining what he meant. >> we are clearly better off as a country because we are now creating jobs rather than losing them. we have not recover all that we lost in the bush recession. that is why we need to continue to move forward. is there anybody that thinks we have recovered all that we lost in the bush recession? we're moving forward and creating jobs. unemployment is down. job creation is up. the positive movements would not happen without the president lost leadership. >> the governor made many appearances on the sunday talk shows. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. we're starting to see some delays on the major
of media outlets can help candidates connect with voters. >> tonight jay welcomes first lady michelle obama. >> live with caylee and michael -- k elly and michael. >> the reason they are going on these shows is because that is where some of the of your ship is they would not otherwise be able to attract. >> remember bill clinton on the arsenio hall show 20 years ago? >> female voters are a key demographic for both candidates. >> the strategy could come at a price. ask then't get to presidential candidates as many face questions and a fthey less of a need to answer them. >> bottom line, do not force voters to change the channel to find the candidates. >> we will see come november. >> neither candidate has cut off the more traditional hard news program. mitt romney and president obama appeared on "60 minutes" over the weekend. the president talked about his vision for the country and the attack in libya and what he calls his hardest day, an attack in afghanistan that left more than two dozen u.s. troops killed. if the president did not win a second term, he said he would like to get back to w
under way across the country. the right to vote must be protected. michelle obama told leaders in washington that they owe it to those who fought and died for equal rights in the 1960s to make sure that every voter can freely cast a ballot. her comments at the annual awards banquet for the congressional black caucus come amidst a push to tax laws requiring voters to show id at the polls. >> i know that we can carry on that legacy. i know that we can meet our obligation to continue that struggle. and i know we can finish the journey we started and fulfill the promise f o'our democracy for all our children. >> comparing to it the civil rights movement, mrs. obama calling voting rights the march of our time and the sit-in of our day. remember, you can get the latest political news on our website wbal tv.com. the you'll find the most up to the minute information information. just click on politics. we do have a programming note for you. we'll have a q and a guest later on. if you have a question for the county executive send them in. e-mail your questions to sunday questions at wba
's top stories. first lady michelle obama received a rock star treatment as she spoke at a fund-raising event at morgan state university on friday. mrs. obama was the guest of honor at the fund-raiser that included a vip reception and a speech to some 2,000 people at the murphy fine arts center. the crowd included people of all ages, tv cameras were not allowed inside. only print reporters. supporters described a focus on health care and education. >> college students receiving pell grants. i'm a student here, graduating senior. i go to school on federal aid. if it wasn't for the bills that barack obama has passed, i would be unable to attend. so that was a highlight. >> it was beyond anything i have ever heard. i have never heard anyone walk on a stage and get such an eruption of powerful love. >> ticket prices for the fund-raiser ranged from $100 to $10,000. that's quite a spread. students at sick more county schools will be a bit cooler next year. they will be receiving air conditioning systems. they include carol manor, seven oaks as well as hereford middle school. 12 more s
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